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School security? Here am I send me!
WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Jeff Knox

Posted on 12/28/2012 8:07:41 AM PST by Perseverando

KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT Jeff Knox wants parents, grandparents to serve as armed volunteers on campus

With the NRA’s call for an armed police officer in every school, a debate has erupted over cost of such a strategy, but there is a much more efficient and inexpensive path to secure schools. For some reason the teachers’ unions, politicians and school administrators think that teachers are somehow less responsible, less capable and less trainable than those who choose a career in law enforcement, and that having anyone with access to a gun in school besides a uniformed police officer would interfere with children’s ability to learn. Setting aside those confused perceptions for a moment, what about those of us who are not teachers or school administrators? What about parents, grandparents and other concerned citizens?

As the loving grandparent of a wonderful 6-year-old, a veteran, shooter and all-around good guy, my answer to school security is the same as Isaiah’s answer to God thousands of years ago; “Here am I; send me!”

I am competent with firearms. I work well under pressure. I have a proven track record as a responsible and law-abiding citizen, and I have a deep concern for the safety and security of my grandson and the other children who attend his school. I also know that there are literally millions of intelligent, responsible parents, grandparents and concerned citizens just like me who would gladly step up to serve as protectors of their own local schools. All of us are ready, willing and able to fill the security void exposed by the demented coward in Connecticut. We are here. We are available. We are 10 million strong voices, all saying, “Here am I; send me!”

Perhaps this is part of the broader idea the NRA was suggesting during its press

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: jeffknox; newtown; nra; sandyhook

Special thanks to Pookie 18, Today’s Toons 12/28/12

1 posted on 12/28/2012 8:07:49 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Arm the children!


2 posted on 12/28/2012 8:14:40 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Perseverando
A uniformed policeman will be the first victim of a mass killer. Any security, public or private, will need to be incognito.
3 posted on 12/28/2012 8:16:41 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Perseverando

I’ve been putting together a proposal to send to my congressmen and county sheriff that basically suggests we reinstitute the old west posse. Volunteers who would undergo background checks, training, and qualify with their arms. Little or no cost to schools and police departments. With the millions of firearms enthusiasts in the USA, we should be able to find plenty of people to give one day a month to cover a school or after school event.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 8:27:03 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Right Brother

Then have two, or three, or four, or eleven.

And plain clothes.

It’s really not that hard to achieve an effective defense.


5 posted on 12/28/2012 8:27:27 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Right Brother
A uniformed policeman will be the first victim of a mass killer""""".......

He would definately be the first target, but wouldn't he be stationed inside the Front door, which would be locked down?

One problem would be when the children are outside during recess, if they still do that. They would be easy targets for an insane sniper.

6 posted on 12/28/2012 8:35:51 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Perseverando
Right after the Columbine shooting I was working at a rural school in Mid New York State. The proposal was floated that myself and others that had firearms training and military/ security experience carry concealed at school. We went to the Principal and the Assistant Superintendent and the very first question we had was "Who is going to pay the liability insurance and what exactly will it cover?"

The idea died when they could not give us a satisfactory answer.

7 posted on 12/28/2012 8:36:07 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

The killer on this deal will be over-regulation. They will want/demand that you register every weapon you own into some database in case you decide to carry it om campus. Great start to get a good record on who owns what.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 8:38:23 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ThunderSleeps

My brother and I had the same idea. Volunteers. No cost to the school districts and I would be you would have plenty of people sign-up.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 8:42:24 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Perseverando
This is a great idea, there are many Vets, retired policemen and firemen who would be willing to serve this way.

My questions are: Would they be paid? If so, by whom? All Volunteer? Perhaps some would opt for just having the Medical/Obamacare paid for.

If one of these were to be hurt/injured on the job, who is liable?

I know there are many who would just do it for FREE, that is noble, but job injury is a matter to be considered by all.

I don't think the Government will ever allow a VOLUNTEER to do this. Only Unions need apply.

10 posted on 12/28/2012 8:44:03 AM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie
I don't think the Government will ever allow a VOLUNTEER to do this. Only Unions need apply.

Unfortunately, history, read TSA (must federalize to professionalize), shows you are likely correct in this point.

11 posted on 12/28/2012 8:49:59 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45
TSA is what I had in mind, and who wants them to feel our kids up every day, every time they come through a door?

Then again, parents are still allowed to come to the school and watch their kids in the classrooms, etc., is that correct?

Is so, then several and more parents could take turns visiting their children....ARMED of course.

Then too, these parents would have to be very careful who is in their force.

12 posted on 12/28/2012 9:17:12 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Perseverando

Arm the teachers. Simple, cheap solution!


13 posted on 12/28/2012 9:21:02 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Possibly. If that is the option I’d still do it. But first I’d make a “gift” of several things to my wife and son. I’d only register what I “owned.”


14 posted on 12/28/2012 9:25:37 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: verga
"Who is going to pay the liability insurance and what exactly will it cover?""""""......

That was my first thought. Volunteers are the best way, but it will never be given the "official" OK because of liability.

Now the way around that: Any parents is still allowed to come to the school and listen in the classroom, have lunch with their children. Right?

Well then a group of concerned ARMED parents could take turns doing this, no one need be the wiser. I suspect many Principles would welcome this "unofficial" method, no one need be the wiser of what those parents or "volunteers" are doing there.

15 posted on 12/28/2012 9:27:25 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Perseverando

At all costs, please DO NOT play into the meme that “police and the military are the only ones who can handle guns.” Hogwash!

That way lies martial law, jack-booted thugs and a furtherance of the police state that already scares hell out of a lot of us.

If somebody climbs out of an armored vehicle and kicks in your door wearing a uniform, helmet, body armor and combat boots, and carrying a full-auto weapon, then that is a soldier by anyone’s definition! And if he draws a government paycheck, then that makes him a government soldier.

In other words — a Redcoat. And we’ve had enough of them already.

(Perseverando — You do realize that Pookie18 used to post his Toons HERE, right? Just in case you didn’t know.)


16 posted on 12/28/2012 9:33:32 AM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. No exceptions.)
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To: Perseverando

This is exactly what I (and others) plan to propose here in Newtown when the conversation comes up, that and training/arming willing and able teachers.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 9:49:39 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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